The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), McDermott International missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
McDermott International reported revenue of $816.2 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $896.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 51% higher than the prior-year quarter's $539.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.04. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.19 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.04 for Q4 versus $0.19 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 11.0%, 1,090 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.2%, 950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $838.4 million.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.55 billion.
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